Revisiting the Topic of COVID-19 Vaccines
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Dr. Jeff Barrows joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s special edition of the CMDA Matters podcast to revisit the topic of COVID-19 and the safety, efficacy and ethics of the vaccines.
Jeffrey J. Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics), is CMDA’s Senior Vice President of Bioethics and Public Policy. He is an obstetrician/gynecologist, author, educator, medical ethicist and speaker. He completed his medical degree at the Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1978 and his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In 2006, he completed a master’s in bioethics from Trinity International University in Chicago, Illinois.
He has dedicated 15 years of his career to fighting against human trafficking within the intersection of trafficking and healthcare, as well as the rehabilitation of survivors of child sex trafficking. A strong proponent of education, Dr. Barrows has trained healthcare professionals on how to recognize and assist victims of trafficking within healthcare and has published numerous book chapters and articles including “Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional” published in the Southern Medical Journal. He has testified to the Ohio legislature on numerous anti-trafficking bills and is a speaker on human trafficking.
In 2008, Dr. Barrows founded Gracehaven, an organization assisting victims of domestic minor sex trafficking in Ohio through outreach, case management and residential rehabilitative care. In 2014, he served as a member of the Technical Working Group on health and human trafficking under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. He is a founding board member of HEALTrafficking, a united group of survivors and multidisciplinary professionals in 35 countries dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective. In 2020, Dr. Barrows published a novel entitled Finding Freedom that realistically portrays child sex trafficking in the U.S.